Original Stories – Psalm 139:16

“Your eyes saw my unformed substance. In your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there was none of them.” Psalm 139:16 Reading in My Utmost for His Highest this morning, several of Oswald Chambers’ phrases stood out to me: “If you will give God […]

Assured Faith – Hebrews 11:1

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” Hebrews 11:1 This morning I read through Hebrews 11, and it has me contemplating faith. This assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. Assurance and conviction resting firmly on the foundation of who our God is […]

Choosing to Believe – John 14:1

“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God, believe also in me.” John 14:1 “Though you have not seen him, you love him. Though you do not now see him, you believe in him and rejoice with joy that is inexpressible and filled with glory, obtaining the outcome of your faith, the salvation of […]

The Obedience of Faith – Romans 1:1-6

“Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God…concerning His Son…Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of His name among all the nations, including you who are called to belong […]

For Our Good – Deuteronomy 10:12-13

“And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and to keep the commandments and statutes of the LORD, which I […]

He is Trustworthy – Philippians 4:6-7

“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7 A question was asked this morning in the book I’ve been […]

Flourishing Wilderness – Isaiah 51:3

“For the LORD comforts Zion; He comforts all her waste places and makes her wilderness like Eden, her desert like the garden of the LORD; joy and gladness will be found in her, thanksgiving and the voice of song.” Isaiah 51:3 If I will allow the Lord to comfort me, this is what He will […]

Forgiveness and Future Grace – 1 John 5:3-5

“For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome. For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world–our faith. Who is it that overcomes the world except the one who believes that Jesus is […]

That None May Fall Away – Hebrews 3:12-13

“Take care, brothers, lest there be in any of you an evil, unbelieving heart, leading you to fall away from the living God. But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called ‘today,’ that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.” Hebrews 3:12-13 There is weight to these […]